English translation of 'acosar'
Verb Table transitive verb
1. (= atosigar) to hound ⧫ harass
(de forma premeditada)
[una persona] to bully
[un grupo] to mob
acosar a algn a preguntas to pester sb with questions
ser acosado sexualmente to suffer (from) sexual harassment ⧫ be sexually harassed
2. (= perseguir) to pursue relentlessly
3. [caballo] to urge on
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Example Sentences Including 'acosar'
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Creo que fui uno de los primeros que detectó los riesgos que podían acosar a la democracia española si el poder del PSOE no tenía elementos de contrapeso.El mundo en mis manos
En realidad ustedes quieren acosar a los europeos que, a diferencia de ustedes, no se engañan.Europarl Parallel Corpus
No acostumbramos a acosar a las autoridades gubernamentales de un país cuando no nos contestan.Europarl Parallel Corpus
No lo quiero "; los helicópteros de la Guardia Civil se dedicaban a acosar a unos ultraligeros que seguían de cerca la carrera.El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)
Pero no tendría sentido acosar a las pequeñas granjas familiares con esto.Europarl Parallel Corpus
Trends of 'acosar'
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'acosar' in Other Languages
British English: bully /ˈbʊlɪ/ VERB
If someone bullies you, they use their strength or power to hurt or frighten you.
I wasn't going to let him bully me.
- American English: bully
- Arabic: يُخَوِّفُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: maltratar
- Chinese: 欺侮
- Croatian: zastrašivati
- Czech: šikanovat
- Danish: tyrannisere
- Dutch: pesten
- European Spanish: acosar
- Finnish: kiusata
- French: tyranniser
- German: schikanieren
- Greek: τρομοκρατώ
- Italian: intimidire
- Japanese: いじめる
- Korean: 약자를 괴롭히다
- Norwegian: trakassere
- Polish: znęcać się
- European Portuguese: atormentar
- Romanian: a brutaliza
- Russian: запугивать
- Spanish: acosar
- Swedish: mobba
- Thai: กดขี่รังแก
- Turkish: zorbalık etmek
- Ukrainian: чіплятися
- Vietnamese: bắt nạt
British English: barrage VERB
If you are barraged by people or things, you have to deal with a great number of people or things you would rather avoid.
Doctors are complaining about being barraged by drug-company salesmen.
British English: beset VERB
If someone or something is beset by problems or fears, they have many problems or fears which affect them severely.
The country is beset by severe economic problems.
British English: goad VERB
If you goad someone, you deliberately make them feel angry or irritated, often causing them to react by doing something.
He wondered if the psychiatrist was trying to goad him into some unguarded response.
British English: harass VERB
If someone harasses you, they trouble or annoy you, for example by attacking you repeatedly.
They were continually harassed by police and were sick of it.
British English: harry VERB
If someone harries you, they keep bothering you or trying to get something from you.
He is increasingly active in harrying the government in late-night debates.
British English: hound VERB
If someone hounds you, they constantly disturb or speak to you in an annoying or upsetting way.
Newcomers are constantly hounding them for advice.
British English: mob VERB
If you say that someone is being mobbed by a crowd of people, you mean that the people are trying to talk to them or get near them in an enthusiastic or threatening way.
Her car was mobbed by the media.
Translation of acosar from the Collins Spanish to English
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